BENJI & THE GIANT KITE is a sweet story about a boy with a goal. My daughter who is a year old enjoyed the story and the illustrations. The meaning behind it is a bit big for her just yet, so I had my ten-year-old son read it and he could really relate to BENJI and his desire for a giant kite because he has a giant desire of his own right now.
I enjoyed the morals told in this story, hard work, choice, and finally letting go.
The illustrations by Eefje Kuijl are sweet and have just the right touch of whimsy.
This story isn’t one of those sentimental stories that will make the adult reader tear up. What it is a simple approach to teaching a lesson, that does so in a way that will really resonate with children.
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Let’s go fly a kite! An inspiring read-aloud picture book about ambition, perseverance, and kite-flying from bestselling author Alan. C. Fox. For aspiring aviators ages 4 and up.
In a small shop, Benji sees a beautiful kite. It’s huge and it’s bright orange. But the kite is also very expensive. Benji takes on all kind of jobs to earn the money to buy the kite . . . Then finally, the day comes he can fly it!
An inspiring picture book about ambition, perseverance, and kite-flying. For aviators ages 4 and up.
Have you ever wanted one thing – just one thing – more than anything else in the world? A toy? A new bike? A computer game? Did you imagine that this one possession would make you incredibly happy – forever? For Benji that one thing is an enormous orange kite. In BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE (Clavis Publishing; August 2018), bestselling author Alan C. Fox tells the enchanting story of a young boy who learns that possessing something is not quite as meaningful as letting it go.
BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, with illustrations by Eefje Jujil, is the second in Alan Fox’s series of picture books. The first, BENJI AND THE 24 POUND BANANA SQUASH, was named a notable children’s book of 2017 by Booklist magazine and has become a much-loved story for youngsters and parents alike.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!